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Timeshift Taken Over By Linux Mint Developers

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Timeshift Taken Over By Linux Mint Developers.

The program used to make system back-ups/snapshots, which is easy to use has been abandoned by its original developer and the responsability of its future now rests with the Linux Mint developers.

This is old news from May 2022, but still important.

If used with the Btrfs file system, snapshots can be restored instantly. It is an extremely powerful backup tool.

The software Timeshift for Linux is an application that provides functionality similar to the System Restore feature in Windows and the Time Machine tool in Mac OS.

It protects your system by taking incremental snapshots of the file system at regular intervals. These snapshots can be restored at a later date to undo all changes to the system.

In RSYNC mode, snapshots are taken using rsync and hard-links. Common files are shared between snapshots which saves disk space. Each snapshot is a full system backup that can be browsed with a file manager.

Timeshift is now an official member of the Xapp family.

This is Mint's stable of home-grown software it designs.

Read more at Linux Mint Blog.

 

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